Swedish Radio is redesigning its home page - again. This time to strengthen its radio profile and inspire more people to mobile listening, both to the news and other shows. Today, the mobile is our most important digital platform, explains Swedish Radio's programming division.
Press subsidy proposals today. The significance of both a strong Swedish Radio and a strong local press for Swedish democracy cannot be overestimated. Together, they provide a diversity of perspective that risks being weakened if politicians do not realize the gravity of the situation and find a system that guarantees quality journalism, writes Cilla Benkö, Director General of the Swedish Radio.
MEDIA POLITICS/PUBLIC SERVICE. The government's proposal for new guidelines for public service presented a series of clear messages: the importance of public service, the importance of independence, stable finances, and public service's presence across different platforms. But there are several areas where we still await news of the government's intentions - not least the future of digital radio, says Swedish Radio Director General Cilla Benkö.
- tis 02 jul 2013 kl 13:00 (83 min)
Den brittiske medieforskaren Charlie Beckett gästade Sveriges Radio i Almedalen 2 juli 2013 med en om framtidens journalistikutveckling och mediekonsumtion. Därefter en paneldiskussion med Sveriges...
Think of the big things that happen in the world and how you know about them. Stockholm riots, National Security Agency surveillance, the Syrian war. Then think about three small things you need to know: football club fixtures, kids exam results, a good restaurant to eat tonight. It's clear that there's huge demand for media that gives us useful, timely, reliable and important news, data and opinion. So why is there a crisis for those whose job it is to deliver it?
Charlie Beckett, director of Polis – the journalism think-tank at the London School of Economics, will participate in two of Swedish Radio's seminars on journalism at the Almedalen week of politics on the Baltic island of Gotland, Sweden in July. Here are some of his thoughts on the future of journalism that he will continue to debate in Almedalen.
The Government Bill Culture and Accessibility – Public Radio and Television 2014-2019 (Prop. 2012/13:164) contains the Swedish Government proposals for conditions and guidelines for Sveriges Radio AB ( SR), Sveriges Television AB (SVT) and Sveriges Utbildningsradio AB (UR) for the charter period 2014- 2019.
The overall guidelines are: A media market with many free and independent entities, clear rules, and healthy competition provides proper conditions for the free formation of opinions, the free exchange of ideas, and practical opportunities to monitor those in power. A significant task for media policy is to create proper conditions for these entities to establish themselves and develop on the media market. Ensuring a varied offering in the field of media also requires strong, independent public radio and television with a clear mission – to offer a broad programming selection accessible to all, that reflects diversity across the country and which is characterised by good quality, comprehensiveness, and relevance.
- (60 min)7 juni 2013 kl 12:37
Workshop with Fergus Bell, Social Media & UGC Editor, AP
Måndag 3 juni 2013 höll Fergus Bell en workshop för Sveriges Radio i Radiohuset i Stockholm där han berättade om hur AP jobbar med det massiva flöde av nyhetsmaterial som dagligen delas via sociala medier av allmänheten. Här kan du höra workshopen och ta del av praktiska tips om hur man hittar bra material, hur man kan arbeta smart journalistiskt med verifiering och källkritik av filmer, bilder och annan information som sprids snabbt på nätet vid stora nyhetslägen. (På engelska) Fergus Bell, Social Media & UGC Editor International at the Associated Press gives a workshop (recorded at Swedish Radio, Monday June 3rd 2013) on how to find and work as a journalist with user generated content. Here are his tips on finding the sources behind the videos, photos or tweets; he talks about AP:s process of verifying the material and gives you some inspiration for creating good stories out of user generated content. In English.
A hundred hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every single minute, 400 million tweets are posted daily. Many of those people posting to social networks are making – or breaking – news. Those that used to sit back and observe are now contributing directly to the journalism we produce every single day.
Fergus Bell, Social Media and UGC Editor international at the AP writes about the important questions that need to be raised and discussed when working journalistic with material shared by the public, if you want to do this successfully.
Social media is challenging traditional journalism. The journalist is no longer on high addressing a passive audience. That is the way it was to a great extent, but that time will soon be over. We won't, however, end up at the other extreme, described by the US media theorist Clay Shirky, among others. In his book Here comes everybody Shirky painted the picture of everyone speaking with everyone. Everyone would become journalists.
Three years ago, we described a synthesis of the established and the new in our interactive book "Journalism 3.0 - Media Ecology". We called that synthesis Journalism 3.0. It's time to check back in. Swedish Radio CEO Cilla Benkö and her predecessor Mats Svegfors share their views on what has happened since they launched the interactive book, the discussion forum it provided, and the term Journalism 3.0.
- SOCIAL MEDIA
SOCIAL MEDIA. Swedish Radio is taking aim at the future with social media as a key component to Journalism 3.0. Developments in this field are rapid and many traditionally educated journalists will need to learn the new tricks of trade.
A social media handbook has therefore been written by a working group within Swedish Radio, led by interactivity and social media project manager Christian Gillinger who shares some of the underlying ideas below.
- PUBLIC SERVICE
PUBLIC SERVICE. New broadcasting licences for the Swedish public service broadcasters Sveriges Television, Sveriges Radio and Utbildningsradion are to be decided. The Swedish government will first adopt its own position and is expected to submit a proposal to parliament in May. Parliament will then decide on the issue in the autumn.
The debate about net hatred flares up at regular intervals but gained momentum recently when several prominent female media personalities decided to talk openly about receiving hateful comments and the threats on Sveriges Television's investigative programme Uppdrag Granskning.
During the summer of 2011, Media Sweden suffered a collective allergic reaction to their online comments fields. Several sites closed them down completely. The reason was "net hatred" and the trigger was the repercussions of Breivik's mass murder in neighbouring Norway. A lot of people at the time decided to write about the net hatred issue, me included.
Swedish Radio's debate site Journalism 3.0 - Media ecology and the future is here republishing a net hatred debate piece by Christian Gillinger, digital media project manager at public service Swedish Radio, which he put up (in Swedish) on his private blog.
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN. The latest Eurobarometer from the European Commission shows that Swedish radio enjoys an extremely high trust rating. Four out of five Swedes say they have confidence in the radio, the highest trust rating of any single medium in any of the EU member countries. Swedish television has 70 percent of citizens' confidence while the press has 43 percent and internet media 30 percent. The average trust rating across Europe for radio clocks in at 54 percent, which means that radio as a medium enjoys the highest confidence.
Mats Svegfors, former head of Swedish Radio (Swedish public service radio) shares his view on the latest figures.
On November 16th, 2010, we published our virtual book Journalism 3.0 - Media Ecology and the Future. We had begun this book project a year before then in the autumn of 2009. Today, our online book and the debate blog is celebrating its second anniversary and we can say that developments that we have tracked in the past year have been dramatic.
Cilla Benkö, director general of Swedish Radio, and Mats Svegfors, former director general of Swedish Radio, take a look back.
After only a few weeks in the job, BBC Director General George Entwistle resigned on Saturday. On Monday, the organisation’s director of news, Helen Boaden, and her deputy Stephen Mitchell followed suit. These developments follow two noteworthy editorial decisions in the production of BBC2’s Newsnight.
Mats Svegfors, former Director General of Swedish Radio, gives his view on the events and argues that they are significant also from a Swedish media perspective.
What are the threats to investigative journalism? How can we maintain quality and credibility in journalism? Listen to a seminar from Almedalen - the week of politics on the island of Gotland, Sweden, July 5th.
With: Nick Davies, journalist at The Guardian, Cilla Benkö deputy director general of Swedish Radio, Martin Jönsson, managing editor at Svenska Dagbladet. Moderator: Helena Groll, journalist at Swedish Radio.
Update: As a result of Nick Davies' statements about Julian Assange in the seminar, Swedish Radio is now trying to reach Assange in order to give him a chance to respond.
It has often been said that what is happening to the newspaper industry has been caused by public service media. Some claim that our activities online have harmed commercial media; that we have made it impossible for newspapers to regain from the net what they have lost in print. Some also claim that if the activities of public service media online were to be limited then the newspapers would no longer have such difficulties. But this is obviously not true. What is happening is a far reaching change of the media society.
Mats Svegfors, Director General of Swedish Radio, spoke about medias important role in the democratic society at the Eurodig conference in Stockholm.
Free press is relatively hard to find these days and hard-hitting journalism is generally challenged by censorship. However, there is a concealed obstacle ahead of free press that is self-censorship caused by, one of the professional norms for journalists, “objectivity”.
This says Afrah Nasser, blogger and journalist in exile from Jemen. At the moment she is an intern at the arabic section of Swedish Radio International. This is the story about her meeting with swedish public service and the journalistic rules about objectivity and impartiality.
- PUBLIC SERVICE
PUBLIC SERVICE. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has over 85 national media organizations as members from 56 countries in and around Europe. It has represented and served its Members for more than 60 years and promotes the values and distinctiveness of public service media in Europe and around the world. As President of the EBU, I am proud of our Union and it's history and within that context I am especially appreciative of the strong public service media tradition that has existed in the Nordic countries and in Sweden in particular.
Jean-Paul Philippot is in Stockholm this week for Radio Assembly and wants to bring attention to the increasing threats against public service in Europe.
- THE LEVESON INQUIRY
BRITISH PRESS AFTER LEVESON. The phone hacking scandal and the following Leveson Inquiry has turned into a kind of trial on british press, with discussions on future regulations of the press.
Charlie Beckett, director of Polis – the journalism think-tank at the London School of Economics – welcomes the reform that Leveson might bring, but says it is possible that British newspapers will get their ethical spring-clean too late.
Traditional journalism can be made into a product. It can be packaged and marketed like a newspaper, or like a program, or like a subscription to a TV or radio channel. Thus, it has been possible for traditional journalism, what the Canadian journalist and media researcher Ira Basen calls Journalism 1.0, to thrive in symbioses with the market.
But what kind of product results when traditional journalism is replaced by a dialogue between editorial offices and the consumer/audience—in other words, that which we call Journalism 3.0?
Mats Svegfors and Cilla Benkö address this important question regarding journalism's business models and conclude that packaging and selling journalism of the future is problematic.
- The Media Laws in Hungary
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION. The old democracy of Greece is the problem child of the Euro zone. But the new democracy of Hungary is a problem for the entire European Union. In Greece, the economy is unstable. As for Hungary, the entire democratic process is in question.
When all is said and done, Hungary may with time become a much bigger problem for the European Union than Greece, writes Mats Svegfors.
- ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY. In the middle of November 2010, we published our virtual book Journalism 3.0 – Media Ecology and the Future. We had started the project a year earlier, back in the fall of 2009. Smartphones were still something rather new: Apple's 3G model had been around for just a little more than a year and iPad had not yet been officially launched in Sweden.
Our ambition with the project was to discuss media development and its influence on politics in a democratic society. Mats Svegfors and Cilla Benkö summarize the first year of Journalism 3.0 on its first birthday.
We’ve earlier touched upon several aspects of foreign reporting but did not address it in its entirety. One important reason for now aiming our attention at foreign journalism in general and foreign correspondents in particular is the experiences at Swedish Radio during the past six months.
Mats Svegfors, Director General, and Cilla Benkö Deputy Director General of Swedish Radio, writes about foreign journalism and thinks that media must take their responsibility for reporting from the world as “one place”.
Welcome to a book that we hope you will write together with us!
We—Mats Svegfors, Director General and Cilla Benkö Deputy Director General of Swedish Radio —had thought we would write a traditional book about media development. We soon discovered—as did Lars Johannesson with whom we are working on this project—that there is both too much and too little knowledge about media and media use. The task of exposing today’s situation and understanding what it is that ultimately determines future advances gets lost amid the wealth of information produced all over the world about media use, media economy and media technology. And one of the tools needed for the task—a theory of media for sorting and systematizing the knowledge—doesn’t exist. How do we, in this day and age, manage such an analysis under uncertain conditions? Well, we utilize the very chaotic media reality that we’re looking at.
- INTRODUCTION25 februari 2011 kl 17:07
Mats Svegfors about Journalism 3.0, chapter "Where Does Democracy Take Place?"
Was the 2010 Swedish parliamentary election decided on the Internet? What really happened when Barack Obama was elected America’s president in 2008? Was this the first time social media was the determining factor for democracy?
Clear-cut answers don’t exist, but one element is apparent: the large electorates participate in the democratic process through established media. It’s there they meet up with the content that determines their political positions. But at the same time established media has weakened. Superficially, the old structure appears strong but there are cracks in the foundation.
Where will democracy take place in the future? Everyone knows huge changes are occurring. But still the purveyors of big media seem to assume that tomorrow will be essentially like yesterday—that everything will be different while hardly anything will be changed.
Social media, Emilie, Barack Obama, Youtube, television debates, Twitter, Facebook, MyBo, daily newspapers, Rupert Murdock, BSkyB, Max Weber, Jürgen Habermas, Manuel Castells, Marshall McLuhan, Clay Shirky, Wikinomics, ABC News, Bonnier
- HISTORY(1:01 min)25 februari 2011 kl 16:55
Mats Svegfors about Journalism 3.0, chapter "Media in the Modern Era"
HISTORY. Newspapers are our oldest mass medium. It wasn’t until the telegraph, however, made the transmission of news independent of geographic distances that newspapers became a modern mass medium. Newspapers reigned sovereign for the next 100 years. It gained a monopoly on information, it gained political power, and it created enormous fortunes for owners.
Radio broke the grip of the newspapers during the 1920s. Three decades later, television grew out of the big radio companies. Newspaper, radio and television became the media of the modern era. This era has ended; we live in a new time. The time serpent is molting. We don’t yet know what the new skin will look like. We don’t recognize it; we can’t distinguish it. We’re even less able to discern its pattern.
Berlingske Tidende, telegraphy, train traffic, telephone, telefax, development block, Erik Dahmén, daily newspaper circulation, The Times, The Guardian, Metro, Wikipedia, BBC, Herbert Hoover, SBS, MTG, Spotify, Pandora, NPR, FCC, NBC, CBS, ABC, Karmansbo, Tony Judt, Hans L Zetterberg, The time serpent (Tidens orm)
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